Water Pollution

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World water supply and future problems (from Blue Gold: World Water Wars)  Published on Jun 13, 2013

This powerful video attempted to warn us in 2008 ~ look what has happened since that time in California with the drought/aquifers and sink holes in Florida.  Blue Gold deals with future situations as human population keeps increasing and more and more water is needed for consumption, crops, factories, and so on. After all, WATER IS LIFE! Watch this movie and share.  ~

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LEAD has been found in the drinking water in many cities around the country (and the world) and this affects EVERYONE, but especially the children!! This video is a powerful example of what one community is going through! Yes, the infrastructure is a fix but what if they could treat their existing water, make it safe to drink, and save literally hundreds of thousands of plastic water bottles from being used once and then thrown away, adding to the already growing problem of too much plastic in our landfills and oceans !?

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AN AP INVESTIGATION : Pharmaceuticals Found in Drinking Water 

By JEFF DONN, MARTHA MENDOZA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD
Associated Press Writers

A vast array of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.

To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe.

But the presence of so many prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen in so much of our drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health.

In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky.

Water providers rarely disclose results of pharmaceutical screenings, unless pressed, the AP found. For example, the head of a group representing major California suppliers said the public “doesn’t know how to interpret the information” and might be unduly alarmed.

How do the drugs get into the water?

People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The wastewater is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers. But most treatments do not remove all drug residue.” read more:

http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/pharmawater_site/index.html

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The Complicated Question of Drugs in the Water

 

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Bottled Water ~

“Tapped” The high cost — to both the environment and our health — of bottled water is the subject of this documentary that enlists activists, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry.

Do you what it takes to make a water bottle and that adds more pollution to our rivers, lakes and landfills?

making plastic bottles

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Fluoride in the Water ~ 

Is the way the to manipulate people and “dumb down” society? This video opens the mind to TAKE NOTICE

banned fluoride

Is fluoride bad for you? Should you be concerned about sodium fluoride being in your water or toothpaste? Learn why Sweden, Norway, Austria, Finland, China and more countries have banned fluoride. How did fluoride get approved for use in the United States and what are the health effects? Learn everything you need to know about fluoride.

Global Healing Center   Published on Nov 16, 2015

 

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